Name = F.I.N.E.*
from Album = Pump
Released = 1989
Format = Cassette, CD
Recorded = 1989
Length = 4:09
Label = Geffen
Steven Tyler, Joe Perry
Chart position = * #14 (US
Mainstream Rock Tracks)
Last single = "
Love in an Elevator"
This single = "F.I.N.E.*"
Next single = "
Janie's Got a Gun"
"F.I.N.E.*" is a song by American
hard rockband Aerosmith. It was written by lead singer Steven Tylerand lead guitarist Joe Perry. The song title is an acronym for "Fucked Up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional", as stated in the album's liner notes. The song, totaling four minutes, nine seconds, is the second track on the band's 1989 album "Pump". It was released as a promotional singleto rock radio in 1989, and reached #14 on the Mainstream Rock Trackschart.
"F.I.N.E.*" is a more upbeat hard rocking song, similar to "Young Lust" both lyrically and musically. The song's lyrics are very raunchy and focus on youth angst and horniness, and the verses feature the line "I'm ready" after each line, suggesting horniness, or being "ready" for sex. Many tongue-in-cheek lyrics are prevalent throughout the song including "she's got the
Cracker Jack, now all I want's the prize", "I got the right key baby, but the wrong keyhole", "I shove my tongue right between your cheeks", etc. The chorus features a repeating of the word "Alright", followed by a person who thinks the narrator is alright, including "your daddy", "your mama", "my old lady", "my little sister", "my brother", "even Tipper" (a reference to Tipper Gorewho headed the P.M.R.C.censorship campaign during this time), and "Joe Perry" (a reference to Aerosmith's lead guitarist).
The only mentions of the term "F.I.N.E.*" are in the line "my brand new baby looks so F-I-N-E fine" and in a bridge towards the end of the song, where Tyler sings "everything about you is so F-I-N-E fine". Later on in the "Pump" album, in the song "What It Takes", there's a line that goes "girl, before I met you I was F-I-N-E fine".
Meaning of acronym
In the album liner notes, F.I.N.E. is said to stand for "Fucked up, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional."
This may have an association to the Rehabilitation programs such as A.A and N.A. . The A.A. groups use this to describe the feeling of your life being out of control.
In other media
The song is featured in
Walt Disney World's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmithin the coaster car with the license plate "H8TRFFC".
*"F.I.N.E.*" was also one of the potential album titles brainstormed for the album which eventually became "Pump", but Geffen A&R man
John Kalodnerinsisted he wouldn't have an album called "FINE".
*F.I.N.E. is also the name of a Rock band from Portland, Maine.
*The acronym is also discussed in the movie "The Italian Job".
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